Let’s face it. As humans, we just like to rank stuff and, perhaps more importantly, we love to hear other people rank the stuff we like. Be honest with yourself – how many “Top 5” or “Top 10” or top whatever articles have you clicked on in the last month? Ranking things also might be one of the best ways we know to feel people out.
When we’re trying to move someone into “friend” territory or even beyond, we often spend some time talking about favorite things, like favorite food, favorite movie, and so on. Rankings are important. And here at DLF, the dynasty rankings we supply are very important to our readers, and we try our best to continue to deliver.
Ranking players is not an easy thing to do. The popularity of our rankings also means they are subject to a great deal of scrutiny. Since we use a number of rankers for each set of rankings we put out, there are often wildly different opinions on players. In this series, I’ll take a look at some of those examples where I find the biggest discrepancy between the highest rank and lowest rank for a given set of players, and give each ranker the opportunity to defend why they are so high or so low on each player. Let’s get started.
Derek Carr, QB OAK – Composite Rank QB6